EU to continue illegal and ineffectual sanctions against Russia for another six months


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There will be no additions to the European Union's sanctions against Russia, but they will be extended, a source told RIA Novosti.

The EU's Committee of Permanent Representatives has agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia till January 2016. The formal decision is to be made in Luxembourg on Monday.

"The same sanctions have been extended, only an extension for another six months, until the end of January 2016," an EU source familiar with the EU leadership told RIA Novosti.